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Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 400 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism (3-4) Electrostatics and magnetostatics in vacuum; electrical and magnetic properties of matter; electrodynamics, Maxwell's equations, conservation laws, electromagnetic waves and radiation.

PHYS 400 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I (3-4)

A second undergraduate course in electricity and magnetism, required of all physics majors who typically take it in their fifth or sixth semester. The course includes a review of vector calculus, and in-depth discussions of electrostatics, magnetostatics, in vacuum and in matter, time-varying electric and magnetic fields and electrodynamics, leading to Maxwell's equations. Discussions of conservation laws for charge, energy, and momentum, electromagneti waves (in vacuum and in matter and at boundaries), electromagnetic vector and scalar potentials and fields, and an introduction to radiation are included.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PHYS 212, PHYS 213 andPHYS 214;MATH 250 orMATH 251;MATH 231 orMATH 230

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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